A4 Guide: Induction Cooking

A4 Guide: Induction Cooking

Imagine using a cooktop where the pot gets hot, but the stovetop remains cold. Imagine being able to boil water twice as fast as a gas range but without the danger of an open flame. Imagine reducing not only the toxic gases within your home but also reducing the...
A4 Guide: Pros and Cons of Natural Gas

A4 Guide: Pros and Cons of Natural Gas

Nearly everyone has come to the conclusion that global warming and severe climate change are both real and serious. Nearly 1/3 of California was listed as being at danger of fire, there are severe storms and flooding elsewhere in the country, and parts of the Arctic...
A4 Architecture Spotlight: Heat Pumps

A4 Architecture Spotlight: Heat Pumps

One of the most interesting technological developments of the last decade, were improvements to heat pump systems. Unlike standard boilers of furnaces, which normally burn either by heating oil or natural gas to generate heat, heat pumps use either the ambient latent...
A4 Spotlight: Renovating in a Historic District

A4 Spotlight: Renovating in a Historic District

In the realm of architecture change is inevitable. It can come in the form of disintegration or renovation. Buildings are made of imperfect materials and are subjected to rain, snow, heat, and cold. Similarly, as civilization evolves, buildings need to evolve along...
Architectural Spotlight: St. George’s Chapel

Architectural Spotlight: St. George’s Chapel

The noble, elegant and magnificent architecture of Newport County is not just located in the city of Newport but is found in each of the other five communities that are also part of the county, including Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Jamestown....